A Christmas Story

March 12th, 2019

On Rhona House something magical happened on the eve of the 12/12/18. The residents had there evening meal and where escorted to the dining room to await a surprise that had been arranged for them. Meanwhile Farther Christmas, Mother Christmas, all his elves and helpers, and the Grinch (yes! the Grinch) got together chanted the magic words “Party Time Begin”. With that into the dining room entered little people all in fancy dress escorted by Farther Christmas and all his helpers. The residents gasped in amazement, One shed tears of pure joy! Introductions where made and the ice was broken!  Then the magic happened! Residents and children participated together in musical statues, pass the parcel, the Hockey kokie and many other games and silly dances and singing jingle bells. Shirley Bassey came for a one night only rendition and bowled everyone over with joy and laughter at her antics! The children especially, giggled a lot. To finish the entertainment the elves performed there take on elf yourself! The next day all the residents where so excited chatting about their experience and how good the children where. The staff on Rhona House truly pulled out all the stops by dressing up and bringing along their children and grandchildren. We all experienced immense joy and happiness!

Activities – February 2019

March 4th, 2019

We started off the month with a Chinese supper to celebrate Chinese New Year. Residents read their Chinese Horoscopes and some were able to say Happy New Year in Chinese. Gong hey fat choi – congratulations and prosperity!

Residents continue to enjoy our everyday activities such as book club, bingo and our weekly social.

Please note our Anglican service now takes place on the second Tuesday of each month with our local vicar.

Roy from Vincent played his accordion and mouth organ, resulting in an impromptu sing along. Sr Joan and Sr Evelyn also joined in with Sr Evelyn playing the accordion alongside Roy.

We had birthday parties for both Ken and Elizabeth this month.

This month we started ‘Singing Mamas’ led by Rachel with infants and mums from the local community inviting our residents to join in. Rachel also provided the entertainment for the residents.

Singing Mamas Choir

February 18th, 2019